@angipangi they are quite sweet.... couldn't risk letting them ripen more because of the looming rain. Takes a lot of effort to net the tree and prune it but it's worth it 😁 today iv been in the tree for 2 hours picking them and cutting off waste,very achey now.
I love cherries but I cannot seem to get a cherry tree to survive here without the dreaded black cherry fungus taking over. I said in a post a while ago I've had to dump 2 cherry trees for that reason so decided to give up. I even washed down the tree with a specialised tree wash in the winter to try & kill off the eggs but no success. I think I said then that life's too short to spend time washing trees in the winter. I just buy cherries now but nothing compares with GYO👍🏻
@angipangi I have not experienced black fungus, just birds, ants and wasps. I try to be careful as to when I prune because they catch diseases other times of the year. They also need mulching in early spring to prevent the cherries splitting after rain...which is something I am having a lot of this year. I am still undecided if it's worth the hassle, they do provide loads of fruit once looked after.
It obviously is a lot of work but at least you are rewarded. It is often a case of weighing up the pros & cons and sometimes reluctantly giving up. Some folk say what a price this & that is but unless you have experienced doing it yourself you have no idea the work going in to produce it. Good luck.